Hip Hop America
Examines the contribution of entrepreneurship, music technology, and Black slang to the success of rap music; explores rap's controversial themes; and analyzes its popularity
The author of eight nonfiction books on African-American culture takes up where his The Death of Rhythm & Blues left off, and traces the origins of hip hop culture from the playgrounds of Harlem through major trends in rap music, movies, fashion, advertising, and sports. He reflects on issues of technology, drugs, incarceration, and language, and looks at how Hollywood and Madison Avenue embraced hip hop to reach young consumers. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
Examines the contribution of entrepreneurship, music technology, and black slang to the success of rap music; explores rap's controversial themes; and analyzes its popularity. By the author of The Death of Rhythm and Blues. 15,500 first printing. Tour.
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